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Acer TravelMate 5730

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer TravelMate 5730 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameAcer TravelMate 5730
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAM2GB to 4GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
NetworkEthernet, Intel 5100 802.11abgn

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes shortcuts for backlight work
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes shortcuts for volume work too
EthernetNot Tested Should be okay, lists under lspci and ifconfig
WirelessYes
56K ModemNot Tested
Bluetooth Not Tested shown in dmesg
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested shown in lspci
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested yenta shown in dmesg
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested see below
CameraYes

Notes

Fingerprint Reader It's a UPEK TouchStrip. USB ID is 147e:1000 which gets not recognized by the system out of the box. Some users reported getting it working with fprint and Fingerprint GUI, but not with KDM.

Summary

Works very well out of the box. Tested with Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

acer_travelmate_5730.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/02 08:15 by don